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English definition of “cluck”

cluck

verb     /klʌk/
[I] to make the low interrupted noise that a chicken makesAnimal (non-human) sounds [I or T] informal to express disapproval or other emotion by making a short sharp sound with your tongue: to cluck in disapproval/amazement She shakes her head, smiles, and clucks her tongue.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation [I] informal to express an unnecessary amount of sympathy, worry, or approval towards someone: The attendants clucked and fussed over passengers.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of cluck verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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